The 3 G-Strings
The 3 G-Strings for Humans! Nope! It’s not this G-string that you’re thinking of. But good try (put on). Neither does it mean Gays Got Guts. I’m referring to some very serious G’s here.
A very funny good evening dear friends…
Life can be very simple; if you remember to apply the Golden Rule: to treat others as we would like to be treated. It is still the rule of gold, but the gold has been tarnished; and needs some cleansing, scrubbing and polishing.
What I’m about to share with you tonight are the 3 G’s which can string, twine and wind human relationships together. It is such a simple formula that you will smack your forehead and laugh at yourself when I’m done.
The first G is ‘Greetings’. The most universal greeting in the world is Hello. Hello opens up and jazzes up a person. Everyone likes to be greeted, noticed and recognised. Therefore, this word can literally open up a new world, a new friendship, a new relationship.
Hello can happen in the form of an earnest nod, an eager wave of the hand, a twinkle of the eyes, and even a tender smile. You can also use it as a pick-up line. “Hello, you look familiar, have we met before?” “Hello there! Is that a rocket in your pocket or you’re happy just to see me baby!?”
However, for such a simple thing to do, it doesn’t come easily to some Chinese. Greet a Chinese and this is probably what you get. “Hello, how are you?” “Do I know you?” “No. I’m just saying hello.” “Do I owe you money?” “No. Just saying hi to you.” “Siao ah! Crazy!”
The second G is ‘Glorify’. Once you have done your greetings, glorify the person with a compliment. Praise the bugger like he or she has never been praised before, “Wow! [NAME] Your skin is so smooth, just like my little nephew’s backside skin!” “[NAME] I like the diamond earring on your right ear. You’re such a chic and stylo-milo gay guy!”
Now tell me, who doesn’t want or like to be glorified, praised and encouraged, except for most Asians? “Oh! You look very radiant today!” “Where got? Must be the plastic surgery I just had with SK5 lah.” “Your son is such a sweet and intelligent boy.” “No lah. He’s very stupid one.” “Okay lah, if you say so, then he’s stupid loh.”
When people glorify and pay you a compliment, what do you say? Just say thank you without beating yourself up. It’s called self-bashing! Stop that already!
The third G is ‘Gratitude’. It is how we show appreciation, blessings and grace. Whatever we appreciate appreciates. The more grateful we are, the more we will receive. Yes. It’s as easy as ice-kacang ABC, kindergarten 123.
The best and most universal word used in representing gratitude is thank you. Thank you is a very powerful form of prayer. When we are grateful for the people and things we have in life, we are reminded of the blessings we already have. This gratefulness prayer lifts us to a higher state of grace.
I remember being in a Chinese restaurant and saying thank you to the waiter. “Huh! What?” “I said thank you.” “What? Tak yue?” Step oil? Tekan minyak? “Xie xie” “Aiya! No need lah. It’s okay one” What a typical Asian response. “Oi! Silly bird! Can’t you just say you’re welcome sir.”
There you go, the 3 G-Strings for Humans. Together now… Greetings… Glorify… Gratitude… With these 3 G’s, we can literally change the world for the better, one subject matter, one individual, one situation at a time. Next time you go out and meet people, remember to take off your G-string (take off); and put on the 3 G’s of greetings, glorify and gratitude that string human relationships (put on the head), together…
FROM ERIC TEO